Lowell wedding photographer pleads innocent to bilking customer...

Full story: Lowell Sun 67
As Cara Correnti Moore stood outside Lowell District Court waiting to go in yesterday, she saw a familiar face behind her. Read more
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GOP for me

United States

#1 Feb 5, 2009
Thanks a lot Deval. Together we con.
Scammed

Saint Petersburg, FL

#2 Feb 5, 2009
Its nice to see things come full circle. We were given the run around by him 10 years ago.
PIcs of you

Tewksbury, MA

#4 Feb 5, 2009
Why can't he at least give people their pictures? A lot of his stuff must be digital and be on a card so the people can make their own pictures.
melon

Epsom, NH

#5 Feb 5, 2009
Let me get this straight: This woman (Ms. Moore) has her pictures, and she comes all this way for an araignment? Not TOO obsessed. She must be one of those people who have never been told been told 'no' or have had anything bad happen in thier life. Sounds a little off-balance to me. By the way, why is this the only person who is quoted? What about the people filing the complaint? Maybe she's the instigaator and the mouthpiece. Anyway, time to get a life, lady.
melon

Epsom, NH

#6 Feb 5, 2009
Looks like i misspelled instigator. Oops.
stating the obvious

Haverhill, MA

#7 Feb 5, 2009
melon wrote:
Let me get this straight: This woman (Ms. Moore) has her pictures, and she comes all this way for an araignment? Not TOO obsessed. She must be one of those people who have never been told been told 'no' or have had anything bad happen in thier life. Sounds a little off-balance to me. By the way, why is this the only person who is quoted? What about the people filing the complaint? Maybe she's the instigaator and the mouthpiece. Anyway, time to get a life, lady.
All she got was a CD...no prints, album, etc., like he contracted to do. Thats called theft. Thats why he's in court.
Robert Pare

Lowell, MA

#8 Feb 5, 2009
I can take pics of the Winterfest for anyone for a fee...
PUNKZZZ

Avon, CT

#9 Feb 5, 2009
Robert Pare is my idol!!!!
Wronged by Bob Pare

Windham, NH

#10 Feb 5, 2009
I don't know who Ms. Moore is, but I think she should be commended for a job well done! Thank you for not allowing this man to screw anyone else over! He took advantage of my husband and me 6 years ago and I'm ashamed to say that I didn't do anything about it. Thanks again Ms. Moore!!
NYCer

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Feb 5, 2009
melon wrote:
Looks like i misspelled instigator. Oops.
This comment goes out to Melon:
How interesting it is for you to claim that Ms. Moore needs to "get a life." Your presumptuous and judgmental attitude is clearly based on ignorance. You even go so far as to presume she's had nothing bad happen to her, as pursuing justice for someone who stole thousands of dollars from her is the behavior of an "obsessed" woman. Before you go making judgement calls on people you know nothing about, I advise that you do some self-reflecting, as that attitude will surely get you into trouble one day. We are dealing with a normal, everyday citizen who got $7,000 taken from them only to get a CD in return. In a world where people like Bernie Madoff (do you know who that even is? Probably not. Oops, I'm being presumptuous now myself, aren't I? Oh, well.) are meagerly punished by house arrest as a result of bilking his clients for millions of dollars. What Pare did, is, in fact, a Ponzi scheme (I can explain that too, if you'd like.). He clearly took on new business in a calculated attempt to pay for previous products he had promised to former clients, as people like Ms. Moore did *not* get a $7,000 product when she got a CD returned to her.
I don't know Ms. Moore, but chances are, she's one of the many brides out there who save and save in order to have a nice wedding. Whatever your thoughts are on the economics of that, so be it. The fact is, until you know what it's like to stand in the shoes of someone who has been the victim of theft in the past, keep your ignorant mouth shut.

Oh, and the possessive form of the word "their" is spelled as that, not "thier."
Maria

North Brookfield, MA

#13 Feb 5, 2009
It's true...he "borrows from Peter to pay Paul". Although his photography is fantastic, his business practices are shameful. I feel very sorry for everyone who got scammed.
melon

Dracut, MA

#14 Feb 5, 2009
Well, I feel so bad that someone from NY is not pleased with my grammar. You really think highly of yourself, it would seem. Blah, blah, blah, blah...I like to hear myself blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Too bad I am not as enlightened as you. I feel so terrible about that.

By the way, this dopey woman got more than a CD. Check the facts. Facts are stubborn things.
Jo-Ann

Dracut, MA

#15 Feb 5, 2009
he should serve jail time and pay restitution for all the victims.......... he ruined there weddings by being a mean cruel person.. which he chose to do ......

give him a stiff sentence
Mink

Lowell, MA

#16 Feb 5, 2009
Women go overboard at their weddings and then become b***ches to their husbands.
Not a wedding crasher

Tewksbury, MA

#17 Feb 5, 2009
This guy's business practices are shameful. He gives others in the business a bad reputation. It's unfortunate that what should be happy memories for many brides will be tearful memories because of this slimeball

Since: Feb 09

Lowell, Ma

#18 Feb 5, 2009
This guy seems like a straight edge with upper management written all over him. I wonder if he's looking for some amateur porn work.
Gino

Tyngsboro, MA

#19 Feb 5, 2009
He is getting a raw deal. 90% of the slobs that he did weddings for will be divorced by the end of this year, and won't want their stupid pictures anyway. LOSERS!
NYCer

New York, NY

#20 Feb 5, 2009
melon wrote:
Well, I feel so bad that someone from NY is not pleased with my grammar. You really think highly of yourself, it would seem. Blah, blah, blah, blah...I like to hear myself blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
Too bad I am not as enlightened as you. I feel so terrible about that.
By the way, this dopey woman got more than a CD. Check the facts. Facts are stubborn things.
It's okay, don't feel bad.

Facts surely are stubborn, it just depends on how you define them. In her own words, Ms. Moore is indeed "one of the lucky ones" in comparison to the various other couples who paid for a product and received absolutely nothing. However, in my limited knowledge of contract law (See, I can be humble sometimes), typically, in order not to *break* a contract you need to follow through with what you've promised. Even by Mr. Pare's shamefully horrific business standards, I would find it hard to believe that he would have drafted a contract stating, "To the bride and groom to be: I will give you a CD of photographs and a DVD over a year after your wedding, only after you promise to email me, call me, visit my office, and take legal action." So, those are the "stubborn facts" that just don't sit that well with me.

I don't know, if I spent over a year of my life pursuing one of my wedding vendors to give me the product he was contracted to provide me, I would be pretty upset myself. When Ms. Moore referred to her visit as one seeking "personal satisfaction," she was likely referring to how hurtful it is to have your money, which she probably honestly made (Mr. Pare may want to check out Amazon.com , for a good deal on a dictionary, since he clearly doesn't know the meaning of that word), stolen from her without any measure of repentance.
Yeah, the facts are stubborn, and they show that Mr. Pare had every intention of stealing Ms. Moore's $7,000 just like he stole from all of the other bride and grooms (Remember, he was arraigned for stealing nearly $42,000 from clients).

Thank God Ms. Moore was resolute enough to not give up, because for the rest of us (I don't know about you), stealing any amount of money from anyone, especially when it's stolen under false pretenses, is wrong. Would you advise that he not be tried? Would you advise that he get away with what he did? I forget who once said this, but injustice to one of us is an injustice to all of us. If you turn a blind eye to stealing, what's next? I don't want to know the answer.
Taxpayer

Wilmington, MA

#21 Feb 6, 2009
NYCer: "bride and grooms", was there only one bride and a bunch of grooms involved? Now I'm confused.
Kevin

United States

#22 Feb 6, 2009
He is broke, he has no money, he cannot make more money because his reputation is ruined as a wedding photographer, and that is what he does. If he has no money, he cannot print the pictures. I feel sorry for all involved. It probably would have worked out better if the people settled for the negatives.
In the end, your obsession with ruining his reputation is the reason some people did not get their pics.

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